Quarles & Brady Opens Washington, D.C. Office03/05/12
Highly Regarded Franchise Litigators Anchor New Office
MILWAUKEE, WIS. - Quarles & Brady LLP announced today the opening of a Washington, D.C. office. The Firm's newest office welcomes John F. Dienelt and Scott McIntosh, two highly regarded litigators who are bringing their national franchise practice to the Firm. Both were previously with DLA Piper.
"John and Scott's arrival furthers our efforts to create the pre-eminent franchise industry team in the U.S.," stated John W. Daniels, Jr., Chairman of Quarles & Brady. "They add depth to the litigation side of the practice."
According to Daniels, over the past two years, the Firm has added six attorneys to its 20-member franchise and distribution industry team. In 2010, nationally recognized franchise attorney David Beyer joined the Firm's Tampa office along with partner Chris Burden and associate Cheryl Lucente. Then in 2011, James Ullman, Jeffrey Wolf and Aaron Schepler joined the Firm's Phoenix office, he said.
"We want to further develop the skills and services we can provide franchise and distribution clients," stated Dienelt. "With the Firm's existing industry focus and strong team, we think Quarles offers the best platform to do so."
While the franchise and distribution industry will be the initial focus of the Washington, D.C. office, Daniels anticipates a broader service selection as clients begin to use the office. "Clients who use us for their government relations, intellectual property and health care regulatory work will benefit from our new office," he said.
Thomas Hart, who formerly was a partner at Holland & Knight and has been working with the Firm specializing in government affairs, telecom, transportation, banking, real estate and public private partnerships, will also be relocating to the new D.C. office. Currently, Hart is leading the U.S. High Speed Rail Association's (USHSR) efforts to advocate for policy and legislation for high speed rail in America.
About the Attorneys:
John F. Dienelt is a litigator with 30 years of trial and appellate experience, particularly in franchising, antitrust, intellectual property and other commercial cases. He concentrates on complex and enterprise-threatening litigation, including class actions. Dienelt served as chair of his former firm's Franchise Litigation Practice Group. He is the former chair of the ABA Forum on Franchising. Dienelt is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown and Virginia law schools, where he teaches franchise law. He earned his law degree from Yale Law School, holds a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. He joins Quarles & Brady as a partner.
Scott McIntosh has a broad-based practice in franchising law, with significant experience in myriad business, litigation and regulatory issues that confront franchising companies. He has represented franchise clients in both state and federal litigation, including complex multiple party lawsuits. McIntosh earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, holds a master's degree from Georgetown University and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He joins Quarles & Brady as a partner.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with 425 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; and Shanghai, China. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.